Solstice 2012: Forecast for Dec. 17-23, 2012

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At last, the much ballyhooed solstice of 2012 is upon us. Chatter and speculation and anxiety have been building so much that normally sane people are asking questions about it. Is the world really about to end?

The world is not ending.

Burn that into your brain.

The world is not ending.

Oh, we’re in a time of transition; that’s for sure. We are definitely in the midst of a phenomenal shift. But nothing in the skies on 12/21/12 portends anything the slightest bit cataclysmic — or even all that noticeable. In a way, it’s a joke, so much energy being projected onto this Friday.

We’ve already entered the portal. Yup. It’s already happened: two years ago, in 2010, which had a winter solstice with rock-em-sock-em, life-changing aspects. And if you’re reading this now, you survived it.

Significant activity is occurring now — as the news has been all too dramatically bearing out — but not specifically on the solstice. Request #1 for the week: Please do not feed the fear about this date.

The significance, and the intensity comes from the flashing red arrow aspect that is still in effect that colored last week and Thursday’s Sagittarius New Moon. It is a configuration called the Finger of God, which has structure-loving Saturn and restructure-mandating Pluto in cahoots and pointing at bigger-is-better Jupiter. No, not the middle finger of God, much as some of what’s been going on feels like that. It’s a firm, decisive and unmistakable signal of massive and fundamental endings and transformations in how we approach life.

Faulty mental constructs can no longer be held together with chewing gum and twine so we can go on limping along. The pressure is intense — and peaking now — to change perceptions, beliefs, laws, concepts, paradigms and consciousness. The argument over gun regulation is just one part of this, on a collective level. (For a perceptive analysis of the issues up for national reconsideration, and the corporate forces fighting to keep their profits entrenched despite the pain spiraling out from Hurricane Sandy and the massacre in Sandy Hook, read December’s Darkness at Each of us has a mandate or three in our personal spheres as well.

Technology is collapsing under the strain, as in the most demonic of Mercury retrogrades. (Mercury is involved, no surprise; he’s in mutual reception with Jupiter — each in a sign the other rules — which adds a communication, technology and transportation aspect to the evolutionary pressure.) Emotional patterns and baggage are also being ripped open and apart.

You know what’s calling for a new approach in your own life. And you know that this time, the cosmic alarm clock has no snooze button. Stay in bed and pull the covers over your head and see how little good that does. The alarm is blaring. The impulse to do something different is burning within you, too.

That’s the change potential of this solstice. The world isn’t ending. The world as we knew it has already ended, and that’s what we’re seeing now, collectively and personally.

Request #2 for the week: Periodically retreat and empty yourself. We’re all in mental and emotional overdrive and being bombarded by each other’s processes as well as the news and reactions to it. Quieting, calming and emptying is imperative. I teach several simple tools for this in the 60-minute mp3 “Navigating the Shift with Ease,” which I produced for Shay Parker’s Embrace the Shift Telesummit. You can purchase the mp3 (it’s $30) by registering here; or contact me directly.

If you’re calm and energetically reset, you’ll have plenty of bandwidth for Request #3 of the week, which is: Be kind. Be kind to everyone, to yourself, and to your body. Please respect the physical and emotional wear and tear that everyone is experiencing. Factor that into your expectations of behavior, including what you are capable of pulling off as you enter the on-ramp to Christmas.

Which leads to Request #4: Remember that it’s the holiday season. Yes, pain and loss abound, some of it heart-breaking. Still, look for lights and sparkle and reasons to smile. They do exist. They are everywhere, on the streets, in conversations, in TV shows, in songs, within your closest connections, particularly the ones that are upending your baggage and insisting that you clear it out to make way for deeper and more satisfying exchanges. Open your heart. Let your inner child out. Smile. Laugh. Play.

Why not write a letter to Santa, too? He’s got a lot in common with Jupiter, you know — hearty laugh, optimistic spirit, world-class generous streak. Confide your desires to him. Whatever you think you might want, supersize it. Never hurts to ask!

More’s in my extended weekly forecast, which includes day to day analyses. For another take on this week’s events, listen to my quickie podcast. Please give it five stars on iTunes! You can also get my podcast as an app for Android and Kindle Fire at Amazon and as an app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod! Apple product info under this week’s podcast.

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© Kathy Biehl 2012. All Rights Reserved. You may forward this article as long as the copyright notice is intact. No part may be used or reprinted without my prior written permission. Karma, ya know.

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